Slough of Despond

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  • The Pilgrim's Progress Essay

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    The Pilgrim's Progress The author of The Pilgrim's Progress is well described by Coleridge's remark: "His piety was baffled by his genius; and Bunyan the dreamer overcame the Bunyan of the conventicle." This remark points out the difficulty that Bunyan faces when he attempts to write a religious piece of work in the style of allegory. The Pilgrim's Progress is "pious" because it is a piece written in dedication to God. It contains important religious teachings -- what a good Christian should

  • Ability 's Inability ( Rough Draft )

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    Ability’s Inability (Rough Draft) When considering Christian allegories that have been written through the years, one has stood out from the rest. This piece of literature has stood the test of time and remained beloved by many readers. In "Class Formation, Politics, Structures of Feeling" Geoff Eley states “Pilgrim 's Progress is, with Rights of Man, one of the two foundational texts of the English working-class movement: Bunyan and Paine, with Cobbett and Owen, contributed most to the stock of

  • Minister's Black Veil: Christianity In America

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    The next piece of Hawthorne’s works that is important to analyze to understand his feelings toward Christianity in America is the story called The Minister’s Black Veil. This work is interesting to study Hawthorne’s thoughts on Christianity because it focuses on both negative and positive aspects of Christianity in America. In this piece a parson in a Puritan community suspiciously emerges from his home one morning adorning a black veil. The community is both curious and frightened by the dark piece

  • Analysis Of The Book ' Christian Travels '

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    out of the city. In the story, Christian travels out of the city only to find that the path is almost as treacherous as the city itself. First he falls into the Bog named the Slough of Despond. The Slough is not only very hard to see, but the way though the bog is hidden from all travelers. In the Story, Help describes the slough as being desolate because of the fears, doubts, and discouraging apprehensions that come to a sinner who is enlightened (Bunyan 23). John Bunyan clearly illustrates a path

  • Pilgrim 's Progress By John Bunyan

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    When is the last time you used the terms, “slough” when your car has gotten stuck in some mud or “weed” when you needed to go buy some new clothes? “Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan is a story that lives on into the twenty-first century but is full of phrases such as these that veer away from the way we speak today. Norton’s anthology seems to think that the objects referenced in this story are “simple and familiar” and all of the places the protagonist visits are “homely and commonplace” (2270)

  • Personal Narrative: Full Circle: Walking A Straight Line

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    Full Circle: Walking a Straight line Was ever grief like mine? In pursuit of Tilda, I stick the gun in my mouth and pull the trigger. In the time the bullet takes to trash my brain, I am afraid. I still own ascription of human emotions to God. Can I stop the bullet? Can I thwart the projectile of death? No bell-ringer in the belfry of the afterworld tolls my knell. I'll ring it. Ding-dong bell. # I have no physical body. I am as transparent as tracing paper. The transparency comprises the

  • Epic in A Piligrim's Progress by John Bunyan and Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

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    What is an epic? What does a piece of literature need in order to be considered an epic? An epic is a journey that the protagonist takes in order to find who they are themselves. A Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan and Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad are two pieces of literature in which this appears. However, A Pilgrim’s Progress: Part One is more of a dream journey while Heart of Darkness is an actual physical journey. Both of these novels however follow the standard pattern of an epic in how

  • Analysis of Major Vocabulary Terms: Wuthering Heights

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    power Salubrious: Good for your health Bathos: Excessive pathos, abrupt change to normal pattern (not sure which one) Contrariety: Opposite Michaelmas: Feast of St Michael (religious) Diurnal: Daily Sackless (I lol’d): Quiet, innocent Slough/of/Despond: Hopeless despair Bugbear: Inspiring imaginary terror (bugbears are scary) Credulity: Gullibility Elysium: Ideal place/condition; Greek Heaven; bullshit myth Lethargy: Tiredness Enigmatical: Hard to understand Attenuated: Long and narrow

  • A Short Story : A Story?

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    “Do it this way. Clasp your hands so, and stagger across the room, crying frantically, ‘Roderigo! Save me! Save me!’ and away went Jo, with a melodramatic scream which was truly thrilling. Amy followed, but she poked her hands out stiffly before her, and jerked herself along as if she went by machinery, and her “Ow!” was more suggestive of pins being run into her than of fear and anguish. Jo gave a despairing groan, and Meg laughed outright, while Beth let her bread burn as she watched the fun with

  • Were the British soldiers lions led by donkeys?

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    The question "were the British soldiers 'Lions led by Donkeys?'" has been an ongoing debate since the end of the war. A war which is dominated by images of bloody battles such as the Somme and Passchendaele - futile frontal attacks against the machine guns. There is a lot of evidence to suggest that the troops were 'lions led by donkeys'. The definition that the soldiers were 'lions' in the war has never been questioned - due to the horrific reports of their lives in the war. The soldiers were